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Multiple casualties reported in Mogadishu explosion

MOGADISHU- Roadside bomb explosion targeting a military convoy has killed at least w people in Mogadishu.

Thursday’s explosion detonated near Ministry od Defense headquarters in Mogadishu.

The explosion was targeted to a vehicle with deputy minister of defense, who was returning from the headquarters in the capital.

No group says it carried out the attack.

Such attacks are often claimed by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group battling the weak-western backed government of Somalia.

Al-Shabab has been waging an insurgency in Somalia for more than 10 years.

A 22,000-strong African Union force is in the country to help the government fight the al-Qaeda-linked militants.

The group has been driven out of many urban areas since 2011, however it still controls territory in rural areas and carries out gun attacks and bombings on military and civilian targets.

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